Last week I visited the Yellowdoor showroom to discover their clients Autumn/Winter '12 collections. These are a selection of my favourites from the new season's lines.
High street fashion store Republic’s Autumn/Winter collection features aztec patterned chunky knits and ponchos perfect for festivals, studded denim, fringed detailed tops and embellished decorative capes ideal for party season. There's elbow patch detailing on their shirts and jackets. The collection has a rich colour palette for the season. Last years popular faux fur trend is set to continue with luxurious faux fur stoles. I loved their gorgeous accessories range, especially the oversized clutches. Inspired by McQueen there's a union jack knucklebox clutch and skull print scarf. Studded detailing was another key trend in their accessories, dresses were styled with studded belts and the studded black heels caught my eye too!
Mimco is an Australian fashion label meaning their new collection is their summer line. The colourful collection is inspired by the idea of when Pablo Picasso met Coco Chanel. Picasso's use of bold primary colours is combined with Chanel's renowned style. I loved the colour block bags and envelope style clutches available in a range of colours. Their glam tycoon collection derives from 1950's America. The jewellery is inspired by the concept of a wealthy landowner and a rebel. There's a rough edge to the collection shown through the chains and gunmetal tones. Their statement jewellery is the perfect accessory to dress up an outfit.
Radley's Autumn/Winter collection features luxury leather handbags, holdalls and pouches. I really liked the embossed design on many of the bags. The large zipped pouches are ideal clutch bags for a night out. I love their fedoras with ribbon and feather detailing, they'll see you through the season in style!
I was really impressed with
’s collection. Owned by Radley they offer high quality leather bags all under £150. My favourites from the collection would have to be the purple ostrich leather designs. They had an extensive range of leather accessories including an iPad cover that turns into a stand, phone pouches, filofax's, passport covers and compact mirrors. The flap over bags are available in a range of jewelled colours for the season. I also loved the fur detailing and vintage style lock on the black bag. Tula
Mary’s new venture Kinky Knickers sold out within their first day of going on sale. They're awaiting new stock at Liberty, M&S, ASOS, House of Fraser and Selfridges. They're currently available in neon pink and orange, black and white or ivory lace. The team are developing new colour ranges.
I loved the cobalt blue coat from Mary's Autumn/Winter collection at House of Fraser. The colour is perfect for the season. Her collection is designed and tailored to flatter women's figures. There's super soft knitwear in a range of colours, structured dresses and a metallic jacket that would look perfect over a black dress.
I really liked the snakeskin print shoes in Mary's new collection for Clarks. The peep toe ankle boots are perfect for the season and would look great shown off with a skirt or dress.
Clarks have collaborated with Harris Tweed for Autumn/Winter offering tweed designs for both men and women. I loved the concept of the roll up trainer which rolls into a ball making it easy to pop into your bag for visiting the gym. The crystal embellishments on their pumps really caught my eye, it's easy to see why they're one of their bestsellers! Clarks is a great place to visit when looking for a new pair of boots to see you through the winter. They offer a wide range of sizes and width fittings. I really like their classic flat tan riding boots perfect for both daytime or paired with a dress in the evening. They have Chelsea boots in animal prints and leopard print loafers which are ideal for adding a hint of leopard print to your outfit. Their popular dessert heeled boots are available in soft suede's for the season.
What do you think of the new season's styles?